Lost Diamonds of Killiecrankie


In 1969, a young Tasmanian artist named Geoffrey Middleton discovered the secret of the lost diamonds of Killiecrankie.  The Killiecrankie diamonds which were discovered on Flinders Island, Bass Strait, in the early 1800s. Several hundred of these were sent to Queen Victoria for the Great Exhibition of 1851. For nearly thirty years Middleton kept his knowledge from the world, until his guilt drove him to confess all to novelist Gary Crew and illustrator Peter Gouldthorpe. Crew and Gouldthorpe have collaborated to present this intricate story with unparalleled originality collecting a veritable library of maps, paintings, letters and other documents to create an enthralling storybook pastiche.

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